Autumn is without a shadow of a doubt my favourite time of year; I’m sure it’s to do with being born in October but the crisp sunny days (forget the rainy ones!), the cosy knits, the hot chocolate, the fireworks and mostly the colours make it quite simply the best time of year. I have always wanted to draw upon the colours that nature produces in Autumn, with all the rusty reds, burnt oranges, peach and copper hues throughout the plants and trees. With this being so, I set about creating an inspiration shoot that draws upon these colours and uses one of my favourite metallic, Copper throughout and to add that luxe feel.
A local venue to me, Farley Estate, has the most beautiful glorious gardens and old studio. The colours within the garden made for the most perfect setting and a beautiful fruit tree was the ideal spot to set up a tablescape; I can just imagine eating al fresco here, in any season to be honest! I wanted to focus on the natural elements for this look and look at how you could style a table in 2 different ways to work well for an Autumnal wedding.
With a fabulous team on board, consisting of Sanshine Photography capturing all of the magic, Blue Sky Flowers, The Flower Bird, Melissa Woodland Cakes, Eagle Eyed Bride, Kate Cullen and Stress Free Hire, we set about working our magic within the studio and gardens. The tablescape worked well inside and outside and wanted to demonstrate that with simple and elegant styling, you can adapt a look to your surroundings.
The table was set with 2 looks using the same products; one focusing more on the rose gold elements of copper, paired with some muted blues and greens and the other almost reversed, focusing on the blue and grey/green tones to cool the look down. We achieved this by using different fabrics and florals and changing up some of the glassware but kept the same crockery and cutlery. Blue Sky Flowers and The Flower Bird created 2 similar centrepieces to fit the different tables and 2 different bouquets. The florals and foliage was seasonal and the colours paired perfectly with the rich reds and orangey copper tones and wild foliage. The textures from the different flowers and leaves complemented each other well and I particularly loved the dahlias, cosmos and the beautiful muted coloured roses. Stunning copper and autumnal hued ribbons from Kate Cullen completed the look, alongside her silk copper runner and a grey linen runner.
The stationery suite from Eagle Eyed Bride worked so well, bringing together the florals and foliage to emphasise the nature part of the colours and autumn, whilst bringing in copper foiling to add to the metallic and luxe feel. Enhancing the Copper part of the look, Melissa Woodland Cakes created a stunning copper masterpiece complete with a cascade of leaves with gold leaf. The perfect touch! With the look being focused on nature, the furniture needed to be quite rustic and a wooden table and chairs from Stress Free Hire worked beautifully.
With the right elements and taking inspiration from what nature provides us with at this wonderful time of year, you can create some beautiful Autumnal looks for your wedding and I stand by what I said, it really is the best time of year.
- Photography: Sanshine Photography
- Styling / Coordination: Goose & Berry Weddings
- Floral Design: Blue Sky Flowers
- Floral Design: The Flower Bird
- Cake: Melissa Woodland Cakes
- Stationery: Eagle Eyed Bride
- Ribbons, Runner: Kate Cullen
- Napkins: Silk & Willow
- Rentals / Hire - Table & Chairs, Barrel & Candlesticks: Stress Free Hire
- Venue: Farley Farm Estate
- Plates, Cutlery, Copper Cups & Other Props: Stylists Own